Another year older, my son is scoring for fun again. He is maturing into one of the best shadow strikers in the world, which makes him pretty much ideal for my style of play and strikerless tactics.
Another year has passed, another year in which my virtual son has made me proud father. I know it sounds awfully sad, but it’s quite satisfactory to see a little pixelated man with your family name score a bunch of goals, knowing that he calls you “dad” in this particular save-game.
As the boy has now become a man, a proud (virtual) father stands before the task not to look back, but forward, to see what might be in store. As it happens, I am quite happy with the way Roel has progressed as a player. Tutoring by some of the finest players I had at the club has paid off and Roel has matured into a fast and lethal shadow striker.
It would appear he now favours Argentina as a nation to play for. I’m not entirely happy with that, but hey ho, what are you going to do… I’m also not entirely pleased with his ideas to move to Europe and play for * shudders * Chelsea… After the break, you can see some of the goals my boy has scored.
Since I managed to spawn my own virtual son, I’ve decided to follow his career with more than just moderate interest and well… Now you all get to follow his career as well. Every year, I will look at his career and update you all on the progress he has made with some screenshots and brief match clips. Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we?
Roel at intake. He didn’t look like much, but most coaches get it wrong. The raw potential is there, so we get some of the best tutors in the squad to help him develop. Combine that with some blatant nepotism and this young lad saw far more first team action than warranted.
A year later and he looks like quite the little gem. Slowly, we are polishing him and turning him into an absolute little star. His time will come, I am sure of it. Fortunately for him, he has a position that suits my strikerless needs, which means no time is lost in retraining him into a more suitable position.
On the verge of adulthood, Roel is developing into a quite nifty little shadow striker. Fast, aggressive and deadly. He has scored a few goals by now and he’s a solid starter in games versus opponents from the bottom half of the league.
I mentioned in an earlier post that I had finally managed to spawn some virtual off-spring and well, I’m goddamn proud of my ability to reload a save-game numerous times, so I am going to follow his goddamn career. He looked average during the initial intake, but we all know our coaches and scouts tend to get it wrong with younger players. I have brought him into the senior squad to train with the best coaches around and given him some chances in first team, as well as letting the experienced squad members tutor him. A year into his career, he has developed nicely.
I have played Football Manager and its predecessor Championship Manager for maybe 15 or 16 years now. So far, I have never been blessed by having a newgen appear who I can call “son.” Last week, I was fed up with this and I decided to reload my save as often as necessary to finally get a virtual son. It turns out I needed to do this for about 90 minutes, reloading and assessing the intake roughly 40 times. Just as I was about to call it a day, the virtual stork decided to visit.